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The lullaby that snuck by! ‘Til The Morning by Edie Carey and Sarah Sample

till the morning

 

Never thought I’d go for a Lullaby album.  Especially one full of covers!  I detest song covers that offer nothing new, especially in the realm of traditional music.  If you’re planning to cover a song I implore, plead and beg  of you to OWN IT.  Make the tune your very own.  Don’t tread the path of repeating a song that’s already been beaten to death.  When I listen to the Edie Carey and Sarah Sample CD Till The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort.  They take ownership of the material they are covering.  There are 3 originals  (14 songs), the rest are inspired and thought out covers.  California Star is a Bob Dylan song, via Wilco, now via Sarah and Edie is ethereal.  A great new version of an already great song.    The other songs on this disc are expansive, fulfilling, relaxing and tranquil.  It’s a very pretty album with strong vocals, original arrangements and lots of strings.Carey Edie  If you’re looking to unwind for the day with the kids or alone this is a great choice.  It goes perfect with a cup of tea (or something stronger) while sitting on the porch as the sun sets over the neighborhood.  On June 24th the CD becomes available to the public. Click the link and Go support a kindie artist today!

This CD was provided to the author for purposes of review. The opinions  here are his own.

I really like the music but…

DJ-Popcorn-1-cropped-DjangoIn my never-ending listening to CD’s of the kindie kind for review here on the blog this one left me in a bit of a quandary. D is for Django  by Django Jones  (3 former members of Girlyman)has really good songs with solid songwriting, vocals and musical arrangements.  Well worth listening too. The problem is the not so great narration filling in between songs which I found really unnecessary and distracting.  A couple would have been ok, but between each song becomes overworked and superfluous.  The good news is we live a digital age and eliminating the narration is pretty easy to do as the music itself is DJ-Breakfast-1excellent.  The opening song All That I See is direct, poignant and I love the xylophone and harmonies (strong throughout the CD). Counterpoint is a really cool lesson on explaining harmonies to the listener.  The CD then closes with two terrific Lullabies one of which is aptly named- Lullabies.  The other  gem with its orchestral feel, nature sounds, simple lyrics and soaring harmonies  is Long Time Sun.  Just a  great closing ballad. So go buy the D is for Django 72dpiCD, skip by the narration parts and enjoy some great music.  That’s what I do.  The music is worth the trip.  Go support a kindie artist today!     This CD was provided free to the reviewer but the opinions expressed here are his own.